Adopting A Kitten

Your New Kitten

Let the kitten inspect his/her new home. Show him/her his/her litter tray and his/her bed. Do not leave him/her on his/her own.
Offer him/her a little food and keep an eye on him/her until he/shes tires and goes to sleep.

DO NOT LET THE FAMILY PULL HIM /HER ABOUT - REMEMBER HE/SHE IS A LIVING CREATURE AND NOT A TOY.

Your kitten will be frightened and distressed after leaving his/her companions, so lots of cuddles and tender loving care will be needed. Give him/her a soft toy to snuggle up to. He/she needs four meals a day with clean water always available, do not feed dried food until he/she is at least six months old. Do not leave uneaten food down especially in hot weather

It is important to have your kitten vaccinated against cat 'flu and feline enteritis' (combined vaccine) normally done at 12-15 weeks old. Keep him/her indoors until his/her injections are completed. It is also now possible to vaccinate cats against Feline Leukaemia and we would strongly advise you to discuss this with your vet.

Do not leave your kitten unsupervised; he/she will not be independent until after neutering at six months old.

If you do have the misfortune to lose your kitten, please tell us as soon as possible.